The illness- and injury-struck Washington Capitals came close to securing an unlikely road win on a back-to-back, but a late-game push by the Winnipeg Jets dashed those hopes.
Jakub Vrana scored a smart rush goal in the first period, bringing him to five on the season. Alex Ovechkin got whistled for a joke of a toepick in the second period, and Mark Scheifele responded immediately with a power-play goal for the Jets. Late in the third, Ben Chiarot’s wristshot beat Copley stick-side to give the Jets the game-winner. Kyle Connor got the empty-netter. Womp womp.
Caps lose 3-1.